German businessman Oskar Schindler became an unlikely hero when he saved hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II (1939–45). By employing them in his factory, Schindler protected them from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generations of Jewish families (“Oskar Schindler Biography”). Early Years As a child Oskar Schindler was a very popular boy and had many friends at school, he attended a German-language school, also known as Sudetenland. Schindler was not a very impressive student and often failed most of his classes. Schindler was the first born child to the parents of Hans and Louisa Schindler on April 28th 1908 to a wealthy family in Zwittau in Czechoslovakia.
Finding Eichmann “When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it.”-Simon Wiesenthal (Simon Wiesenthal "The Nazi Hunter”) Simon Wiesenthal dedicated his life documenting crimes over the holocaust. Simon Wiesenthal may have been a victim of the Nazi brutality in the concentration camps, but when WWII was over Wiesenthal became “A Nazi Hunter” searching for war criminals so justice could be realized. Simon Wiesenthal was born on December 31, 1908 in Buczacz now know as Lvov in Ukraine. He graduated from the gymnasium in 1928 and applied to the Polytechnic Institute in Lvov. He was barred admission due to the restrictions of Jewish students.
We never really understood why the Jews specifically.Was it only Adolf Hitler’s fought or maybe there were more people behind these horrible crimes. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. His strong beliefs about Jewish people resulted in millions of deaths of them. Not only Hitler, but as with many other Germans, believed that they were betrayed by the Jews. In addition they were blamed for economic crisis that Germany was suffering through as well as their defeat in World War I. Hitler believed
Adolf Hitler was an influential figure in American history for a multitude of reasons. His primary influences were made through getting Germany out of the Great Depression. The thing that makes Hitler stand out the most is the amount of people he killed. Through the years of 1933 and 1939 he instituted hundreds of laws and regulations to restrict and exclude Jews in society. His life spanned 56 years from birth on April 20, 1889 to his death on April 30, 1945, caused by suicide.
Josef Mengele was infamous for killing hundreds of twins along with people with irregularities. He was nicknamed the angel of death because on occasion unexpected people would be chosen for his devious experiments. With his specially chosen specimens he performed horrid experiments even after their death. Though Josef Mengele did some terrible experiments he is a very important part of history and helps better understand the holocaust. Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911 in Gunzburg, Bavaria.
These survivors who experienced this event, have been scarred for the rest of their life. We can listen to their stories but we can’t imagine and experienced what they have gone through. For example, Szymon Binke, Hilma Geffen, and Baker Ella, were the survivors of the Holocaust. Szymon Binke was born in 1931 in Poland, his family moved to the city after the Nazi’s invasion. Nazis deported his family to Auschwitz where his mother and sister were gassed, while, Szymon was placed in Kinder block but after sometime he ran away to meet his family in Auschwitz.
In a span of 10 years, the Holocaust killed over 7 million people, that’s just as much as the population of Hong Kong. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel shares his experience on how he survived the Holocaust and what he went through. How he dealt with the horrors and even to how he felt of his dad’s death and how he saw himself after it was all over. As he tried to publish it he was constantly turned down due to the fact of how horrid and truful it was. He still tried and tried until it was finally published.
Germany had to get rid of their emperor. So Germany was looking for a good leader to average France and they basically accepted Hitler.. Hitler later headed the Nazi party. In the trenches during the WW1, Hitler talked about and was critical about everybody how they were not deeply committed to the Germ war. Hitler got injured in 1916 in the war and was treated for 2 months at a hospital min Berlin. Hitler said the trauma of defeat made him convinced that the Jews caused it.
Oskar Schindler was born in 1908 in the city of Zwittau, Moravia. Oskar's father, Hans Schindler, was a factory owner, and his mother, Louisa Schindler was a house maker. Oskar also had a younger sister named Elfriede. Oskar and Elfriede had a very close relationship even though there was a seven year age difference. Oskar and Emilie attended a German language school.
He had gotten used to the thousands dying in the crematories, but this one still “overwhelmed him”(Wiesel 59), as he put it. The Kapo wanted to bandage his eyes, but the man refused. After a period of waiting, the executioner put the noose around the man’s neck. Before they pulled the chair from his feet, in a calm, strong voice he cried: “Long live Liberty! A curse upon Germany!
On January 30th, 1933, one of the most deadliest and dangerous genocides had begun, the Holocaust. Approximately 6 million Jews lost their lives in the concentration camps. A well known survivor from the Holocaust is Elie Wiesel. He was put in a concentration camp at the age of 15 and died recently in 2016. In his memoir, Night, Elie demonstrates a remarkable amount of stamina when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles by not giving up his chance to live and caring for others.
The Holocaust, the genocide of over six million Jews under the reign of Adolf Hitler; marked as a worldwide pivotal event. The holocaust was an event that most people would like to forget, but others choose to ignore or deny any event from the Holocaust. During some of the first months of the genocide, the public was misinformed about the whole situation of the “work camps”. Videos were made ensuring to the public (both German and Jews) that the concentration camps were safe, clean, and suitable as new homes for the captured Jews. Germany lied about the conditions to cover up that they were slaughterhouses.
But as the memoir goes on, Eliezer loses his faith. After the hangings, the prisoners said a prayer. But Eliezer says, “Why, but why would I bless His name?...He created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death” (Wiesel 67). Eliezer, and soon, the rest of the Jewish prisoners, wonders why God would let this happen. People were starting to not believe in God.
Oskar Schindler was a man who, unexpectedly, did extraordinary things during a desperate time of need. He created a system that would help feed his workers more than Hitler. He had factories that his Jews could work in. He finalized a list of 1200 Jews he was able to save with his set up. Schindler turned from being communist to a humanitarian.
When the lever was pulled on the electric chair, it then put three thousand volts into his body but then short circuited because of the needles that was placed in Albert’s pelvis. They had to put another jolt of three thousand volts into his body and that is when he was pronounced dead. Some people will never forget about Albert Fish’s crazy life including his childhood, into adulthood as a serial killer and his death. There are people out in the world that could be just like him. You have to watch out for crazy people.